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May 09, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.09.11

A regional fly-in succeeds despite rising gas prices.
NASA has delayed Endeavour's launch to at least May 16th.
And AV Seminars says its FIRC webinars are a hit.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.09.11

A regional fly-in succeeds despite rising gas prices.
NASA has delayed Endeavour's launch to at least May 16th.
And AV Seminars says its FIRC webinars are a hit.


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ANN Special Feature: Part II: 2011 Pilot Training Reform Symposium - 05.09.11

CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves talks about his observations during last week's Pilot Training Reform Symposium in Atlanta, and why he lost his early skepticism about its value.

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Babbitt At SAFE Symposium: Meeting the Training Challenges of the Second Century

FAA Support For The SAFE Symposium Was Significant... From The Top Down

The following is a copy of the address given to the first SAFE Pilot Training Reform Symposium this past week, by FAA Boss Randy Babbitt:

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 05.09.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.09.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.09.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II: 2011 Pilot Training Reform Symposium - 05.09.11 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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M7 Aerospace Receives FAA Diamond Award Of Excellence

Agency's Highest Training Award To Elbit Systems Of America Subsidiary

The FAA has awarded M7 Aerospace its Diamond Award of Excellence for the first time.  It is the FAA's highest training award.

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Spacecraft Earth To Perform Asteroid 'Flyby' This Fall

A Close-Up View Of An Asteroid Will Be Available ... No Rocket Required

This fall, Mother Nature is giving scientists around the world a close-up view of one of her good-sized space rocks -- no rocket required.

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NASA Selects Summer Of Innovation Projects

Nine Partners Chosen For Educational Programs

NASA has announced partnerships with nine organizations that will help the agency implement its 2011 Summer of Innovation (SoI) education program.

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NASA Awards Cooperative Agreement For Solar-Planetary Science Center

Maryland University To Establish The Facility Funded Through 2016

NASA has awarded a Cooperative Agreement to the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, MD, to establish a science center for collaborative research in Solar-Planetary Sciences at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.

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FAA, EASA Sign Maintenance Annex Guidance

Adds Specifics To Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement

The Maintenance Annex Guidance (MAG), similar to the various maintenance implementation procedures (MIP) between the FAA and the EASA, became effective on May 3, 2011.

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OGP Safety Advisors Training Program Launched By AgustaWestland

Sessions Geared Towards Current And Potential Operators Of AW139 Aircraft

An annual OGP Aviation Safety Advisors Training Program is being launched by AgustaWestland.

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ATK Receives $110 Million Contract For F-35 Lightning II Composite Components

Production Will More Than Double From Three To Eight Ship Sets Per Month

ATK has received a $110 million contract from Lockheed Martin to produce composite components for low rate initial production (LRIP) Lots 5 through 9 of the F-35 Lightning II – Joint Strike Fighter.

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Corpus Christi International Seeks Input On GA Services

FBOs Reaching The Ends Of Their Contracts

The Corpus Christi International Airport (CCIA) is asking members of the aviation community to participate in a survey about the services they require when either using or contemplating the use of the airport. The results of the survey will be used in shaping the future of FBOs at the airport.

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Electronic Chart Reader Selected For Super Tucano Test Pilots

Embraer Goes With FX8 Reader For Test And Ferry Flights

Embraer said Thursday it has selected the SOLIDFX FX8 Aviation Information System for the test and ferry pilots of its Super Tucano aircraft.

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Piper Approves New SoCal Authorized Service Centers

Four New Locations From Carlsbad To Bakersfield

Four new service centers in southern California have been approved by Piper Aircraft. Thursday's joint announcement was made by Piper in conjunction with Cutter Piper Sales, the Authorized Dealer for Piper Aircraft for Southern California and Hawaii.

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Aero-TV: Glass Panels For LSAs –- Dynon Updates Their Line For 2011

Sport Aviation Glass Panels Continue To Progress Rapidly

A the 2011 US Sport Aviation Expo, ANN had a heck of a good time catching up with some of the stalwarts of the sport aviation business... folks who have become dependable parts of the LSA landscape. In the case of Dynon Avionics, it was a good chance to catch up and get updated on one of the few, true success stories in the LSA game.

Aero-TV: Wrenching Like A Girl -- Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance

ANN Catches Up With AWAM For A Look At Current Industry Issues

We remain amazed, year after year, with the indomitable spirit we see in various segments of the aviation business... and the women of AWAM are some of our favorites. AWAM is open to both men and women and has membership opportunities for students, and corporations. Their membership consists of maintenance technicians, engineers, teachers, scientists, vendors and pilots that support maintenance in one form or another.

SAFE Symposium Acts as Springboard for Training Reform

Two-Day Event Was 'Fast-Paced, Productive' -- And Then Some

We've had a few folks ask us why we've given so much attention and 'ink' or air-time to the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE)... and the results of the recently concluded Pilot Training Reform Symposium should now be all the justification we'll ever need for our decision to make sure that the efforts of this organization were covered aggressively.

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Aero-TV: Wrenching Like A Girl -- Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance

ANN Catches Up With AWAM For A Look At Current Industry Issues

We remain amazed, year after year, with the indomitable spirit we see in various segments of the aviation business... and the women of AWAM are some of our favorites. AWAM is open to both men and women and has membership opportunities for students, and corporations. Their membership consists of maintenance technicians, engineers, teachers, scientists, vendors and pilots that support maintenance in one form or another.

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Aero-TV: Glass Panels For LSAs –- Dynon Updates Their Line For 2011

Sport Aviation Glass Panels Continue To Progress Rapidly

A the 2011 US Sport Aviation Expo, ANN had a heck of a good time catching up with some of the stalwarts of the sport aviation business... folks who have become dependable parts of the LSA landscape. In the case of Dynon Avionics, it was a good chance to catch up and get updated on one of the few, true success stories in the LSA game.

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Klyde Morris (05.09.11)

Klyde Presents The Predator Side Of The Story

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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NASA's Gravity Probe B Confirms Two Einstein Space-Time Theories

Geodetic Effect, Frame-Dragging Both Proven By The Spacecraft

NASA's Gravity Probe B (GP-B) mission has confirmed two key predictions derived from Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which the spacecraft was designed to test.

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BuildAPlane Preps For Third Annual Teachers Day At AirVenture

Program Helps Educators Put Aviation In The Classroom

The non-profit aviation education organization BuildAPlane, in cooperation with GAMA and EAA, will sponsor Teacher's Day at AirVenture in Oshkosh again this year. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26th.

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NASA Selects Investigations For Future Key Planetary Mission

Missions To Mars, One Of Saturn's Moons, And A Comet All Under Consideration

NASA has selected three science investigations from which it will pick one potential 2016 mission. The possibilities are a look at Mars' interior for the first time; study of an extraterrestrial sea on one of Saturn's moons; or study in unprecedented detail the surface of a comet's nucleus.

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Florida Flight School Celebrates 'Learn To Fly Day' And 11th Anniversary

Day-Long Celebration To Be Held At Sterling Flight Training In Jacksonville May 21

Sterling Flight Training in Jacksonville, FL, is hosting an open house anniversary celebration at its headquarters located at Craig Airport (KCRG). The event will be held Saturday, May 21 from 0900 to 1600 EDT ... rain or shine.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.09.11): Outer Area (Associated with Class C Airspace)

Outer Area (Associated with Class C Airspace) Nonregulatory airspace surrounding designated Class C airspace airports wherein ATC provides radar vectoring and sequencing on a full-time basis for all IFR and participating VFR aircraft. The service provided in the outer area is called Class C service which includes: IFR/IFR-standard IFR separation; IFR/VFR-traffic advisories and conflict resolution; and VFR/VFR-traffic advisories and, as appropriate, safety alerts. The normal radius will be 20 nautical miles with some variations based on site-specific requirements. The outer area extends outward from the primary Class C airspace airport and extends from the lower limits of radar/radio cov

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.09.11)

Aero-Linx: Student Pilot Guide The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invites you to join the ranks of general aviation pilots. General aviation includes all civil aviation activities except those associated with airlines. This publication is intended to serve as a guide for prospective student pilots and for those already engaged in flight training. This guide presents in a “how to go about it” fashion, general procedures for obtaining FAA Student, Recreational, and Private Pilot Certificates.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.09.11)

"It’s about being a good aviation citizen... If that term is familiar, well, it’s because we heard it from one of SAFE’s members, and we liked it so much that we included it in the Aviation Instructor’s Handbook. An aviation educator develops an aviation citizen – a professional – not just by training to proficiency in airplane control and aircraft systems but also by educating that pilot to make safety the number one priority, use good judgment in making decisions, recognize and manage risk, and to be accountable." Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, in remarks given at the 2011 PIlot Training Reform Symposium in Atlanta, GA.

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